American Association of University Women: Community Action Grants
Community Action Grants provide funds for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.
- One-Year Grants: One-year grants provide funding for community-based projects. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls.
- Two-Year Grants: Two-year grants provide startup funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) encourages proposals for projects that:
- Use innovative approaches to address local community needs or build links among community partners
- Build partnerships between schools and community organizations
Special consideration is given to:
- Projects directed by or collaborating with AAUW branches and states
- Projects focused on K–14 (including two-year colleges) women and girls’ achievement in math, science, and/or technology
- Projects that include community partners (community partners might include local schools or school districts, businesses, and other community-based organizations)
Amount: Dependent upon grant type, as follows:
- One-Year Grant: $2,000–$7,000 over one year
- Two-Year Grant: $5,000–$10,000 over two years
Eligibility: Individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations. Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the United States. Grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories.
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